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Old 01-09-2008, 03:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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so HIS has come out with a new 3870, and a cooler looks very nice, and im thinking of getting a pair of these, there just as expensive as the other cards, and look better then the regular 3870 aswell. i just gotta sell my wii now and keep some cash for the 23rd cause im planign a nice night out with my gf, anyway would liek to hear your opinion on these cards NCIX.com - Buy HIS Radeon HD 3870 ICEQ3 775MHZ 512MB 256BIT GDDR4 PCI-E 2XDVI HDTV Out Video Card - H387QS512N In Canada.
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I can honestly say that these ICEQ coolers are really quiet, and thermally briliant. I would reccomend it.
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Man that card does look sharp I like the cooler on it . I plan on buying a 3870 within the next week or two. Was lookin at this one Newegg.com - POWERCOLOR AX3870512MD4-PH Radeon HD 3870 512MB 256-bit GDDR4 PCI Express 2.0 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail

If you pick one up lmk how it works out.
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Wow, its only 224 bucks US, thats actually cheaper than the 214$ deal at best buy since i would have to pay taxes. If my board comes in friday doa its getting rma'd again, sold, along with my 2 GTS512s and i'm going crossfire.
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man, you've been through a million parts in like 2 months.. that sucks

but 2 3870's will perform worse than 2 8800gts'
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Maybe, maybe not. Crossfire seems to scale better than SLI and with crossfire i can actually use my 2nd monitor without stuffing a third card in the machine. Also, i'd be able to get an intel chipset and not have to worry about burning up crappy nvidia boards.
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all very true.. and it scales better..but doesnt mean in the final run down.. it is better.. because 8800gtx/gts (g92)/ultra/and even gt are better than crossfire 3870's

and if the 3870 is anything like the 2900xt in terms of performance... its a big difference between that and my gtx...
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Most likely i'll just end up just keeping a single GTS512 and getting an x38 board until the x2 cards come out. The gx2 doesnt interest me at all, but the ati x2 card looks promising. 2 of those in crossfire would be pretty sweet.
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2 3870's are faster then 2 8800gt, and come preaty much neck a neck in other apps, plus the crossfire actually worcks in more games then sli does, i herd crossfire actually makes a diference in crysis, unlike sli, as vdub has been complaining about.

i really like the look of these cards aswell, i was looking at puttign in some blue uv lights. i especially like the black back plate and gold dvi ports. over all to me this card seems so much more apealing than the other 3870's, iusually found aftermarket ati coolers to be very ridiculous, and funky lookign almost like a water gun lol, this one loosk great.
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